Elvis Costello & The Imposters and Blondie Embark on Co-Headlining Summer Tour at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort
It’s Blondie & The Beastly E.C.!!!
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Elvis Costello & The Imposters and Blondie will co-headline a coast-to-coast tour this summer including a stop at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, produced by Live Nation.
Tickets for Elvis Costello & The Imposters and Blondie are $59.95, $79.95, $99.95, $129.95, $199.95 and $299.95 (front row), plus applicable fees. Doors open at 7 p.m. and guests under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at the Pearl Concert Theater box office, any Station Casinos Rewards Center or online at Ticketmaster.com. For more information, please visit www.stationcasinoslive.com or www.palms.com. For exclusive ticket pre-sale information connect with Palms Casino Resort and the Pearl on Twitter @Palms and @PearlatPalms, Instagram @Palms and Facebook.
Elvis Costello and Blondie shared spots near the top of the UK Singles Chart 40 years ago when Blondie’s “Heart Of Glass” sat neck-and-neck alongside Elvis Costello & The Attraction’s “Oliver’s Army” in the company of The Bee Gees, Gloria Gaynor and ABBA. The same week, Blondie’s seminal album Parallel Lines reached No. 1 on the Album Chart while Costello’s Armed Forces landed at No. 3.
Elvis Costello & The Imposters’ last tour in late 2018 found the combo reaching new live performance peaks. The band “came out swinging” (Star Tribune) in Minneapolis, were “unstoppable” in Anaheim (OC Register) and played an “epic and euphoric” (Variety) show in LA that even at nearly three hours “[left] ‘em wanting more.” The Imposters are: Steve Nieve (keyboards), Davey Faragher (bass) and Pete Thomas (drums).
In 2017, Blondie hit the road in support of their most collaborative album yet, Pollinator (BMG). Their spectacular live shows drew acclaim for their “flair and precision” (Rolling Stone), while being called “formidable” (LA Weekly) and “artful, rocking” (City Pages). Pollinator was praised by the likes of New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Pitchfork and many more for its dynamic blend of Blondie's trailblazing sound and new influences from some of modern music's greatest innovators including Sia, Dev Hynes, Charli XCX, Dave Sitek, Joan Jett, and more. It features the euphoric disco-infused single “Fun,” the propulsive 80s-esque anthem “Long Time,” and the irreverent “Doom or Destiny.”
Elvis Costello’s wide-ranging recording career began in 1977 with the release of My Aim Is True in a catalogue that include such diverse highlights as This Year’s Model, Get Happy, Imperial Bedroom, King Of America, Blood & Chocolate, The Juliet Letters with the Brodsky Quartet, The River In Reverse with Allen Toussaint, and Wise Up Ghost with The Roots.
The 1998 release, Painted From Memory contained the first of more than thirty songs composed with Burt Bacharach, while the 2017 box-set re-issue of Paul McCartney’s Flowers In The Dirt includes 15 demo duet recordings made by McCartney and Costello prior to the release of the albums Spike and Flowers In The Dirt, on which his co-written hit singles, “Veronica” and “My Brave Face,” were first released.
Costello previously appeared alongside Deborah Harry with composer/poet Roy Nathanson and the Jazz Passengers both in concert and on the recordings “Fire At Keaton’s Bar and Grill” and “Individually Twisted” in the 90s.
Elvis Costello & The Imposters’ widely renowned Look Now was released by Concord Records in 2018 and of which Variety said, “It’s so funny to be seeing him, after all this time, making a great cake of an album that doesn’t really sound that much like any of the 30 before it.” The catalogue will soon include the E.P., Purse, containing songwriting collaborations with Burt Bacharach and Paul McCartney and musical settings of lyrics by Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan.
Since the release of their self-titled debut album in 1976, Blondie has brought the worlds of rock, punk, disco and ska together and racked up four indelible Billboard Hot 100 Np. 1 hits - “Heart of Glass,” “Call Me,” “The Tide Is High” and “Rapture” - as well as six No. 1s on the UK Singles Chart including “Maria,” “Sunday Girl,” and “Atomic.” Debbie Harry – genre-spanning visionary, complex songstress, incandescent front woman and style icon - and the band’s boundary-pushing pop have shaped the look and sound of many chart-topping female artists who have followed and have made Blondie widely recognized as one of the most influential bands of our time. Debbie will reflect on this and more in her highly anticipated memoir out later this year. Blondie’s Chris Stein recently released a photo book of his own entitled “Point of View: Me, New York City, and The Punk Scene,” following his successful first photo book, “Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk.” Selected as one of Amazon’s best photo books of 2018, “Point of View” showcases Chris’ brilliance as a photographer and documentarian, chronicling his life among his punk and new-wave peers and the downtown New York City scene in the 1970s through his insider lens.
Elvis Costello, Pete Thomas and Steve Nieve are all members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Elvis Costello is an Oscar-nominated and BAFTA and GRAMMY award-winning composer and member of the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Costello has received an Honorary Doctorate of Music from both the University of Liverpool and the New England Conservatory. Costello's unconventional memoir, Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink, was published by Blue Rider/Penguin in 2015. The New York Times review began, “Songs can be many things,” Elvis Costello writes in his new autobiography: “an education, a seduction, some solace in heartache, a valve for anger, a passport, your undoing, or even a lottery ticket. Mr. Costello’s book, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, manages to be all these things, and a pint of Guinness and a bag of chips. It’s streaked with some of the best writing – funny, strange, spiteful, anguished – we’ve ever had from an important musician.” The book went on to spend several weeks on the NY Times Best Seller List.
Ever the bona fide international ambassadors of New York cool, Blondie - vocalist-songwriter Debbie Harry, guitarist and co-writer Chris Stein, powerhouse drummer Clem Burke, and long-time band members bassist Leigh Foxx, guitarist Tommy Kessler and keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen - has become and still remains a true national treasure; one whose influence both shaped and continues to inform the worlds of music, fashion, art and pop culture. Blondie’s chart-topping success, fearless spirit and rare longevity led to an induction into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, a NME Godlike Genius Award in 2014, a Q Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 2016, and more than 50 million albums sold worldwide to date.
About Pearl Concert Theater
With a state-of-the-art LED wall spanning the length of the stage and a brand new multi-million dollar sound system, The Pearl is a marvel of modern concert venue design boasting accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders. In 2018, the venue underwent a design renovation as part of a more than $690 million property overhaul, complete with upgraded private and semi-private skyboxes and throughout the venue, a showcase of art from multiple artists, including a Felipe Pantone mural which greets guests upon arrival. With the stage positioned just four feet from the floor, and the farthest seat a mere 120 feet back, The Pearl is one of the most intimate concert venues featuring some of the world’s hottest acts. Hard wired to Studio at the Palms, The Pearl allows artists to create a cost-effective live album with efficiency. For more information, please visit www.palms.com.
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Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Gwen Stefani, Backstreet Boys, Pitbull, Def Leppard and Christina Aguilera at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino; Lady Gaga, Aerosmith, Janet Jackson, Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder and Queen + Adam Lambert at Park Theater at Park MGM; Mariah Carey at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace; and Blink 182, Billy Idol and Lady Antebellum at Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including T-Mobile Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, House of Blues, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and more. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on Facebook, Instagram and follow us on Twitter.
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Station Casinos’ concert and entertainment lounge venues include: The Railhead at Boulder Station, a 650-seat venue; Grand Events Center, a 2,000-seat venue, and The Backyard, a poolside venue accommodating up to 4,000 guests, at Green Valley Ranch; Club Tequila at Fiesta Rancho, a 380-seat venue; Rocks Lounge, a 350-seat venue, The Sandbar, a poolside venue accommodating 4,000 guests at Red Rock Resort; Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, a 550-seat venue; Club Madrid, a 500-seat venue, and Sunset Amphitheater, an outdoor venue accommodating up to 5,000 guests, at Sunset Station; Dallas Events Center, a 1,800-seat venue and South Padre, a 300-seat venue, at Texas Station and Pearl Concert Theater, a premier concert theater accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders, and The Lounge at Palms Casino Resort. For up-to-the-minute news, connect with Station Casinos on Facebook or follow on twitter @stationcasinos.